Post remediation assessment of trace Elements level in soils and plants of Dareta gold mining area, Zamfara State, Nigeria
- *Corresponding Author:
- Abubakar DL
Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry
Usmanu Danfodiyo University
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: November 03, 2014; Accepted Date: February 17, 2015; Published Date: February 20, 2015
Citation: Abubakar DL, Bagudo BU, Birnin Yauri UA, Sahabi DM, Garba I (2015) Post remediation assessment of trace Elements level in soils and plants of Dareta gold mining area, Zamfara State, Nigeria. J Environ Anal Chem 2:131. doi: 10.4172/2380-2391.1000131
Copyright: © 2015 Abubakar DL, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
This study investigated the Concentrations of the toxic metals Pb, As, Cr, Zn, Fe, and Cu in soils and plants in Dareta gold mining village, Zamfara State, Nigeria Samples were collected and analysed following standard Laboratory methods. The values obtained were compared with nearby unpolluted area as control. All the soils indicated contamination with the toxic metals Pb, As, Cr, Zn and Cu, above the maximum allowed limits. With the exception of Cd and Ni which were not detected. Cr has the highest Concentration in both Samples indicative of possible mineral deposit in the area. Proper mining regulations and monitoring could help control further contamination.